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Case No. 22-1848

State of Iowa
Shawn Michael Smith



State of Iowa


Shawn Michael Smith

Attorney for the Appellee

Anagha Dixit, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Theresa R. Wilson, Assistant Appellate Defender

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Nov 21, 2023

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Linn County, Nicholas Scott, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Greer, P.J., and Schumacher and Badding, JJ.  Opinion by Badding, J. (6 pages)

                Shawn Smith appeals his conviction for domestic abuse assault causing bodily injury.  He argues the evidence was insufficient to show he and the victim were family or household members or, in other words, persons cohabiting.  OPINION HOLDS: We find the evidence sufficient to support cohabitation and affirm Smith’s conviction.

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